U.S. passport renewal in the Philippines: Complete guide
iVisa | Updated on Sep 20, 2023

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Suppose you’re living in the beautiful country of the Philippines and notice your passport is close to expiration. Questions pop up: How to renew a US passport abroad? How much is the passport renewal? Renewing your U.S. passport in the Philippines involves specific guidelines and procedures.

This comprehensive guide will lead you through the steps for US passport renewal in the Philippines, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

How is the online application process?

Unfortunately, renewing your US passport online isn’t an option for US citizens living in the Philippines. You can apply in person at the Embassy or by mail, provided you meet certain criteria.

What are the requirements for a passport renewal application in the Philippines?

You must meet some requirements to be eligible for US passport renewal in the Philippines. Check out the criteria:

  • Provide your most recent U.S. passport along with your renewal application through the mail.

  • You must be at least 16 when your most recent US passport was issued.

  • Your most recent US passport was issued less than 15 years ago.

  • The US passport you're renewing has a 10-year validity period from issuance to expiration date.

  • The US passport book you're renewing must not have been subjected to mutilation, damage, loss, or theft.

  • Your most recent US passport was issued in your current legal name, or provide documentation of a name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) along with your passport application.

Meeting these criteria allows you to apply for the renewal of your 10-year U.S. passport by mail. However, if you don’t meet some of these requirements, you must apply in person for a new passport at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the Philippines.

U.S. passport renewal for minors in the Philippines

As we said in the section above, you must be at least 16 when your most recent US passport was issued to be able to renew it. So, minors aren’t eligible for US passport renewal.

Children must apply for a new passport using a DS-11 form. They must apply in person at a US Embassy accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

How do I apply for passport renewal in the Philippines?

The passport renewal in the Philippines involves the following steps:

  1. Check your eligibility: Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for applying using Form DS-82.

  2. Complete the DS-82 application: Fill out the form, including your signature and the date.

  3. Pay the fee online: Visit Pay.gov to make your payment for the DS-82 renewal application. Print out the emailed payment confirmation you receive.

  4. Gather the required documents: Prepare the following documents for mailing:

  • Payment confirmation printout

  • Signed DS-82 application

  • Prior passport

  • Photocopy of your prior passport

  • Proof of name change (if applicable)

  • 2x2 photo

  1. Mail your application: Send your application packet via the Embassy's contracted courier, Air21. The Air21 one-time fee covers two-way service: pick-up of documents and delivery of your passport.

  2. Track your shipment: Use the online portal of your chosen local courier to track your shipment and confirm when the Embassy received it. Remember the processing time when the Embassy receives your application packet, not when you send it.

For detailed information about the US passport renewal process in the Philippines, you can visit the US Embassy's website.

How much does a passport renewal cost in the Philippines?

Wondering how much passport renewal costs in the Philippines? The renewal fee for a U.S. passport is US$ 130. Pay this fee online using the U.S. government's secure payment site (Pay.gov).

The online payment option is currently available for passport book renewals only. The US government doesn’t accept online payments if you apply for a new passport with a DS-11 form.

Applying for a US passport renewal in the United States

If you’re in the United States, we can help you to streamline the process. Rely on our services for convenience and peace of mind! Here's how our hassle-free system works:

  • Step 1: Provide your passport info and basic details on our website or iVisa app. Select your preferred shipping time, and pay the passport fees online.

  • Step 2: Complete the US passport renewal form and upload a passport photo. Use our digital photo service if you need a new compliant photo.

  • Step 3: Receive your passport renewal kit at your address in the US. Sign the form and pack it along with your current passport. Then, take the package to the nearest mailbox.

  • Step 4: We’ll send you a tracking link to monitor the renewal application progress. Once your passport is processed, the government will mail it to your address.

Learn more about the easy US passport renewal.

What does the US passport renewal kit include?

The U.S. passport renewal kit we provide includes the following essential items:

  • Completed DS-82 form – You complete it online; our iVisa Experts review it and send it to you ready to be signed and shipped.

  • Passport photo.

  • Bank check to cover the US government fee – You already paid this during the online process.

  • USPS envelope – With postage ready to be mailed.

Where can I learn more?

If you have inquiries or require further assistance with your U.S. passport renewal, our customer support team is at your service. Contact them via online chat or at [email protected]. We're here to help you with all your passport renewal questions!

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